ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - vol 265

ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - vol 265

The NAV community, including the ArcherPoint technical staff, is made up of developers, project managers, and consultants who are constantly communicating, with the common goal of  sharing helpful information with one another to help customers be more successful.

As they run into issues and questions, find the answers, and make new discoveries, they post them on blogs, forums, social media…so everyone can benefit. We in Marketing watch these interactions and never cease to be amazed by the creativity, dedication, and brainpower we’re so fortunate to have in this community—so we thought, wouldn’t it be great to share this great information with everyone who might not have the time to check out the multitude of resources out there? So, the ArcherPoint Microsoft Dynamics NAV Developer Digest was born. Each week, we present a collection of thoughts and findings from NAV experts and devotees around the world. We hope these insights will benefit you, too.

D365 Business Central Release Schedule and Product Lifecycle

Saurav Dhyani informs us of the new product release cycle and naming from Microsoft for D365 Business Central. As they did this year, there will be two releases – one in the first quarter of every year, called “Wave 1” and one in the fourth quarter of every year, called “Wave 2”.

Additionally, in his post Dynamics NAV and Business Central – When Will My Version Be Out of Support?, he gives the Microsoft dates for end of support for Dynamics NAV 2015 through D365BC 15.x.

Setting Up a Database in D365BC 2019 Wave 2

Saurav continues his education in this post, instructing how to setup a new database in the most recent Dynamics 365 Business Central release, Wave 2 of 2019. You’ll need some free time and PowerShell to follow the steps.

He also notes that a PowerShell cmdlet is required to create a new database during an on-premises implementation of Business Central 2019 Wave 2 with base extensions.

You may also find his post on the steps for a new implementation on this same release helpful.

How to Upgrade Data from C/AL to AL Tables in D365BC 2019 Wave 2

Continuing on with education on the most recent release, Syed Aley Mehdi shares How to Upgrade Data from C/AL to AL Tables.

Remote Development for Business Central with VS Code

Tobias Fenster, via tech blog, shares what he learned at Directions EMEA regarding the move from C/AL to AL. Microsoft has introduced VS Code Remote Development Extension Pack, which should help alleviate the resource constraints you may be facing. He’s also optimistic about the future tools to help with remote development.


If you are interested in Dynamics NAV and Business Central development, be sure to see our collection of NAV/BC Development Blogs.

Read the “How To” blogs from ArcherPoint for practical advice on using Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central.

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